Driving Stoned Bill Goes Before CO Legislature
KREX News Room
DENVER (AP) - A marijuana blood limit for drivers is back before Colorado lawmakers, with special urgency now that the drug is legal for adults.
A bill in House Judiciary Committee Tuesday would set a blood-level limit for marijuana.
Similar proposals have failed three times before because of concerns that blood tests aren't a fair way to tell whether someone is too stoned to get behind the wheel. The bill under consideration would presume drivers are too stoned if their blood contains more than than 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
Marijuana activists are expected to pack the Tuesday hearing to again argue the blood limit is unfair. Opponents point out that is already illegal to drive while impaired by any drug.